He was born Oct. 14, 1955 in Forest Lake and moved to the Port Charlotte area 23 years ago from Forest Lake. Mr. Solem worked as an automobile mechanic in the Port Charlotte area. He enjoyed fishing and served in the U.S. Army.
Survivors include his sisters, Rebecca Johnson of Forest Lake, and Cheryl Simpson of St. Cloud.
He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer D. and Deloris Solem; sister, Susan Kotzer.
Services will be private.
Arrangements by National Cremation Society of Port Charlotte.